The Metropolitan Police today announced a major new initiative to crack down on crime.
New rules will mean that criminals will have to register with the local police before commencing activities.
"We hope the new system will mean less duplication of offences and prevent areas from having too much of one type of crime." said Chief Inspector Hugh R Nicked.
"Once an area has it's quota of muggers for instance, no new muggers are allowed to operate." he continued.
The new system will also see criminals undergoing health and safety training as well as regular reviews on their performance.
"Anyone not up to the task will find themselves replaced by the next person on the list with licences for criminal activity lasting for 6 months at a time it will allow others the chance to take part." continued the chief inspector.